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Can a portable jump starter drain my car battery if being used for something else?

I’ve recently went to my dealership to take a look at my battery that I purchased not that long ago and was still under warranty. Well person says that what’s draining my battery is my dash camera, ...
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Is the cigarette lighter and USB power always on in my 2016 Chevy Traverse?

I've got a 2016 Chevy Traverse and recently got a dashcam. When I plug in the dashcam to the cigarette lighter, the dashcam turns on even when the car is off. I plugged the dashcam into the front USB ...
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My dashcam microSD card flew out; how can I look for it in hard to reach spots?

I have a dashcam in my vehicle which has a micro-SD card slot. This morning when I was trying to eject the card so I could transfer footage off, and swap it out with a different one, my hands failed ...
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Digital or Analogue Backup Camera Signal?

Is the Tesla Model S (2012-2016) rear backup camera send digital or analogue signal to the computer? This part (Tesla Model S (2012-2016) BACKUP CAMERA (SEMCO) 1061269-00-D): What type of connector ...
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Dashcam parking mode settings for hybrid?

I am installing a Thinkware F800 dashcam in a 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. To enable recording while parked, the camera has two power inputs, one that should be ignition-switched and one that should ...
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Picking proper battery type for car with dashcam

My car has a 55D23R battery rated for 356 cold cranking amps (CCA) as recommended by the manufacturer. I installed a Blackvue DR750S-2CH dashcam which has a parking mode. The parking mode allows the ...
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None of my car fuses provide power when the key is in ignition

I am installing a dash cam in my 2011 Ford fusion and hardwiring it to my fuse box. in the instructions it says it must be connected to a constant fuse and a switched fuse. I have a test light and ...
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Maintenance to improve dash cam quality

I recently started using my phone as a dash cam in my car. It's got great resolution (4k) and image quality and I'm planning on retaining the footage I shoot indefinitely, so I don't want cheap throw-...
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Ford Focus "hot in start" fuse for dashcam

I have a 2018 Ford Focus and want to install a dashcam that turns on when I start the engine and off when.. you get it. the diagram is like this: http://knigaproavto.ru/shemy/en/ford/focus/570-...
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Reverse Camera - White Screen When lights turn on

I wired in a dash cam / reverse cam into a 2004 Ford Fiesta. The cameras work fine except the rear camera turns completely white when I switch on the cars lights. The reverse camera receives power ...
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Best slot in the fuse box to plug a hard wire kit for dash cam

I brought a Pruveeo Hard Wire Kit for Dash Cam and trying to plug it in to my car (Prius C) fuse box. I have a couple of questions regarding this. Should I remove one fuse (Say fuse for the viper) ...
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Can unplugging a device which is connected to a tapped fuse stop battery drainage?

I have a dashcam installed in my car which gets power from the passenger side fuse box (using a fuse tap). Unfortunately, all of the fuses in the passenger side fuse box are all constant on so the ...
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Dashcam Blown Car Fuse

I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox LT (2.4L / 4 cyl). Recently I bought this dashcam. When I plugged the charger into my 12v cigarette lighter port in the front of my car, plugged the usb in, connected to my ...
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How to determine which fuse is always hot?

This is related to a 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid. I'm looking to install a dashcam (Thinkware F770) which has a parking mode and requires tapping into an always on/hot circuit. Is there a way to ...
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Is it safe to get power from OBD 2 port for dash cam?

Most dash cams don't have a large enough battery to record while the vehicle is off so most people recommend using an external power bank. However, to my understanding, most power banks with enough ...
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possible to record rearview camera footage while parked in a parking lot

I have a friend who has a recent Lexus with a rearview camera. She was curious if it was possible to run the camera while parked on the street or in a commercial parking lot and save the footage to a ...
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Using the two blank fuse spots on my Prizm for accessories?

After months of driving with the cord of my dashcam hanging over the rearview mirror, I finally decided that it was time to hard-wire my dashcam. At the same time, I decided that it was also time to ...
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Is there any car that comes from factory with a integrated dashcam?

I have a car dash cam on my car and I think it does not really integrate well to the car. It blocks some of the view and may attract thieves. Is there any car that as an integrated dashcam from the ...
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